Vascular injury and transsphenoidal surgery

Front Horm Res. 2006;34:256-278. doi: 10.1159/000091586.


Vascular complications can and do arise from transsphenoidal surgery and, when they occur, they have a high incidence of mortality and serious morbidity. The anatomic substrate for such complications is discussed, along with technical aspects of surgery and other methods for the avoidance of vascular complications.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Basilar Artery / injuries
  • Carotid Arteries / pathology
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation
  • Humans
  • Neurosurgical Procedures / methods
  • Pituitary Gland / blood supply
  • Pituitary Gland / surgery*
  • Postoperative Complications / epidemiology*
  • Sphenoid Bone / surgery*
  • Vascular Diseases / epidemiology*